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I am a community ecology researcher and acarologist interested in the dynamics of predator communities. As a doctoral student in the lab of David H. Wise in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I researched bottom-up and top-down control dynamics of predator communities using soil mites as a model.

In addition to my personal research, I am a fellow in interdisciplinary research in the Landscape, Ecology, and Anthropogenic Processes (LEAP) Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) program funded by the NSF. I am also currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Environmental Studies and Science Department at DePaul University where I teach Foundations in Environmental Studies.

Past projects: My past projects include collaborations with researchers in environmental planning, sociology, and scientific philosophy to develop ways of integrating disciplinary thought into a trans-disciplinary research approach in the NSF-funded RESTORE project.

Previous appointments: Department of Liberal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - The Dirt on Soil Science

Monica A. Farfan
PhD in Biological Sciences
Ecology and Evolution Group
Department of Biological Sciences (MC 066)
University of Illinois at Chicago
845 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
t: 312.355.3231

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Dr. David Coleman and I at EntSoc 2015.


  • Spring volunteers I will not have open positions for UIC spring semester 2015. Please check back in March 2015 for Summer announcements.
    Posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:39 AM by Monica Farfan
  • Volunteer Positions Filled I have filled all my volunteer positions for Fall 2014. Please check back in December 2014 for my Spring 2015 posting.
    Posted Aug 19, 2014, 10:53 AM by Monica Farfan
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